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Australian swimmer sees Kevin Durant, nearly vomits, wins gold

Swimming - Olympics: Day 5

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10: Gold medalist Kyle Chalmers of Australia poses during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 100m Freestyle Final on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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Team USA’s basketball stars watched Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky swim, and the NBA players definitely appeared to enjoy the show.

Not as much as an Australian swimmer enjoyed seeing Kevin Durant near the pool.

Kyle Chalmers, via The Sydney Morning Herald:
“Last night I was walking over to my semifinals and Kevin Durant walked in front of me,” Chalmers told reporters in Rio, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. “To be honest with you I almost vomited. My jaw dropped. I was that excited and nervous. It was just amazing for me.”

“I watch Kevin Durant’s MVP speech before every single race and I watch a highlights video of him,” Chalmers said. “Our team manager actually grabbed him last night and got a video of him saying he watched me swim and good luck which was really exciting.

“They actually had to show it to me this morning because they knew I wouldn’t be able to focus if I saw it tonight before my race - I’m a big fan.

Chalmers won gold in the 100-meter freestyle. He also posted his Durant video:


This is very cool and all, but did Durant call him Karl?